TIP LEADS SHERIFF’S OFFICE STRIKE TEAM DEPUTIES TO DRUG BUST
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5237)
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EL PASO, TX- On Thursday, 12/22/11 at 6:45 PM, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the Strike Team received a tip of possible narcotics being sold from a residence located at the 1200 block of Ashley Nicole Dr.(San Elizario) in El Paso County, TX.
Strike Team deputies followed up on the tip and made contact with the home owners of the residence. A voluntary written consent was obtained from the home owners to search the residence. A Sheriff’s Office Deputy narcotic canine handler and K-9 were requested to the scene. While searching the residence in a room located at the southwest end of the residence, the K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics.
A continuous search of the house/area yielded several brown in color brick shape bundles containing what appeared to be marijuana. In addition, a plastic bag was also found in the same area containing what appeared to be cocaine. A further investigation led Strike Team Deputies to other brown in color brick shape bundles containing marijuana inside the trunk of a vehicle parked on the property. Both narcotics tested positive for the properties of marijuana and cocaine.
The total weight of the marijuana was 48.5 lbs. A male subject identified as 19 year old Beltran, Ivan, Roman from San Elizario, TX, was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Marijuana o/ 5 lbs-u/50 lbs and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1< 1 gram. The investigation continues.
IVAN ROMAN BELTRAN (19)
CHARGE(S): POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA O/5 LBS-U/50 LBS / BOND: $8,500
POSSESSION OF C/S PG 1 < 1 G / BOND: $ 1,500
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